Dr Krish Kandiah says that adoption is the hardest thing his family has ever done – but the most rewarding too. Now he’s looking for 50 families in the Reading area to come forward and transform the lives of children looking for a permanment home.
In our exclusive video interview, you can learn more about Home For Good, what it does and how Krish got involved.
He says: “Home For Good is a campaign calling on churches and Christians across the country to step forward to think about fostering and adoption. At the moment there are 6,000 children who need adopting in the UK, most of them are older children and sibling groups many have additional needs.
“Another 9,000 need foster families in the UK. For churches this is a fantastic opportunity to find those homes.”
Reading Christian Network (RCN) has teamed up with Home For Good and Reading Borough Council to try and find 50 families over the next three years who are willing to adopt and foster children in the Reading area.
Krish is clear that Home For Good is about providing loving homes for children.
In our exclusive 10-minute interview he says: “If we’re doing this because we’re trying to fill churches or kind of put bums on seats or think this is some kind of evangelistic mission that isn’t going to help these kids.
“In the end, this is about caring for children that in a vulnerable state and we need to make sure we are giving them that care.”
Home For Good Reading is organising an information evening for potential foster or adoptive parents. It will take place at The Warehouse in Cumberland Road, Reading from 7.30pm on Thursday, November 13. Entry is free.
For more details on Home For Good and fostering and adoption in Reading, click here.